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To save lives: Members of voluntary organisations distributing handbills in Salem on Thursday to create awareness among people on cancer and negative effects of tobacco consumption. —
To save lives: Members of voluntary organisations distributing handbills in Salem on Thursday to create awareness among people on cancer and negative effects of tobacco consumption. —

Staff Reporter

Part of initiative to spread awareness about cancer

SALEM: A cancer awareness road show and anti-tobacco signature campaign was conducted here on Thursday. The campaign was organised by the Worldwide Cancer Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, and the Indian Red Cross Society as a part of their State-wide initiative to spread awareness among people about cancer and the negative effects of tobacco consumption.

Road show

Collector J. Chandrakumar inaugurated the road show and the signature campaign to spread awareness among the people in the city on the need to avoid tobacco in order to lead a healthy life.

Members of the foundation and the Salem district Red Cross Society visited various parts of the city in a campaign vehicle and distributed handbills carrying information on cancer and the ill effects of consuming tobacco products.

Deputy Director of Health J. Nirmalson, District Red Cross Society Joint Secretary L. Raja Sundar Singh, Foundation Treasurer K. Mariappan and senior officials were present at the function that had been organised on the occasion.

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